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RecipeJunkie Sun 17-Mar-13 09:44:12

Couldn't see another thread started yet... I've blogged about the irony of trying to lose weight while baking for many comic relief cake sales.

Egusta Tue 19-Mar-13 13:42:56

I whipped up a quick and easy Pear tea cake, that was very tasty (slightly too moist) and would be yum with chocolate sauce.

Question for other food bloggers- what do you do if you use a recipe that has been heavily inspired by a cookbook? If another food blogger I usually write to them and ask them if I can use it, while giving credit. But for this one, well, I adapted it quite a bit,. and acknowledged the original inspiration and gave a link, but otherwise have not asked for prior permission to publish my adaptation. My recipe IS different from the original- but was inspired by...

Not sure of the etiquette. and if i will be contacted by lawyers

Mamamyselfandi Tue 19-Mar-13 13:56:09

I looked into whether my grandmothers were stay-at-home mums or working mums

PigeonPairNell Tue 19-Mar-13 15:56:42

crumbymummy, your bobisms are gorgeous. Reminds me I need to get the video camera out more often.

Here are my own memories from Gwen's first birthday party

I'm looking forward to having a trawl through the rest of these posts....

HebeinDC Tue 19-Mar-13 18:07:48

Less than three in ten Americans view the Republican Party in a favourable light, a CNN poll found this week. And in other breaking news, I’m still flat-chested.

My look at the Republican Party - dead, or still twitching?

ediblewoman Tue 19-Mar-13 20:16:31

Painted biscuit tutorial, this was so much fun (I may have been slightly over engaged given it was an activity to do with the children).

thelastslayer Tue 19-Mar-13 21:30:27

I've reviewed a collection of urban fantasy stories called Down These Strange Streets edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois

I've also been having fun discovering Polyvore

It's good to be back smile

newpencilcase Tue 19-Mar-13 23:39:24

I've been on the radio again ranting about childcare reforms. i more or less said this here here

FiveHoursSleep Wed 20-Mar-13 11:25:11

Pretty Red Picture

BeebiesQueen Wed 20-Mar-13 11:41:57

I decided to join in with the gallery for the first time today

IzzieA Wed 20-Mar-13 12:11:41

A blog about sleepwear and sleep (or lack of it) in my marriage.

Have a great day. x

MmeGuillotine Wed 20-Mar-13 14:03:41

I may be a BIT over excited about the arrival of a box full of copies of one of my books for me to sign!

borninastorm Wed 20-Mar-13 20:07:28

Along with some other mumsnetters I went to Downing Street for a reception hosted by Samantha Cameron to raise awareness of homeless children and how The Railway Children and their partners help, often before vulnerable children become homeless.
Here's my Downing Street Experience

thelastslayer Wed 20-Mar-13 21:02:32

A bit of a depressing one sorry Saturday Night Tears

lifeafterdebt Wed 20-Mar-13 21:57:58

Today on International Happiness Day I have every reason to smile. I wrote this to explain why.

RecipeJunkie Thu 21-Mar-13 06:08:23

Egusta Basically I work on the basis that if you've re-written the method yourself and changed at least 2 of the ingredients (quantity is enough not just actual ingredient), it's fair game for you to post about it - if you say you've been 'inspired by' that's fine. I got sat on fairly heavily by Dan Lepard's business manager for reproducing one of his (very old) recipes, even though I had fully attributed it as his, and learned a hard lesson... There's lots out on the internet about it - Recipe Rifle wrote a blog about Lamingtons recently in which she goes into this and the comments thread is quite helpful on this too. There's a thread on here somewhere from when I had my Dan Lepard incident where Sarah from Maison Cupcake (runs Forever Nigella) put some helpful advice which is what I work to - see if you can search for it.

RecipeJunkie Thu 21-Mar-13 06:11:02

Not so good when I am on a diet but here are my posts about millionaire's shortbread and orangey chocolatey chilli truffles I mean, you don't really want to read about mushroom souffle omelettes with only 200 calories in them, do you?

fuzzypicklehead Thu 21-Mar-13 10:21:28

Getting in there late, but here are some pretty upcycling photos, AND what to do when your kids put holes in their

FiveHoursSleep Thu 21-Mar-13 13:01:49

Something for horse mad children

Egusta Thu 21-Mar-13 16:18:21

Thanks Recipe.
i changed a key ingredient (pears) and added another (cinnamon) and adapted the measurements, and credited it. I would hope that would be enough, although i do find it deeply disturbing that you were sat on. I mean... most recipes are inspired somehow by someone- parents/grandparents/traditional cuisine. How much of what you read anywhere is truly original? I have one dish (Asian salmon) which i class as original because I made it up as i went along. but it features salmon, ginger, soy sauce and chilli. Not too original that! I am going to hunt out your thread. Hats off to you for not being put off though from blogging altogether.

New recipe today for me. Russian 'Olivier' Salad. An old favourite of mine when I lived in Ukraine. Perfect with a glass of icy cold vodka....

CollectorofCookbooks Thu 21-Mar-13 16:27:41

One from me on how reality TV is getting ever more intrusive Cameras rolling

Egusta, I agree with Recipe Junkie and with your approach. 2 ingredients change minimum, a polite credit and off you go. I've never been questioned - although I was once when I was doing a recipe book review and quoted a recipe - the irony of that when the chef's PR had given me the book in the first place didn't pass me by! I wasn't aware of the whole Dan thing, Recipe, and will catch up with that thread.

It is worrying, but like you say, so much of what is out there isn't original in the first place - it can't be!

cjfriess Fri 22-Mar-13 08:44:04

The Night Before Easter is a lovely rhyming picture book about the Easter Bunny delivering chocolate and hiding eggs.

IzzieA Fri 22-Mar-13 09:09:18

'Vanishing Act,' Why everything I own is either missing, used up or not how I left it.

Have a great day. x

singlemarriedmum Fri 22-Mar-13 09:32:07

Raid your rubbish and make easy little Easter treats out of an old egg box smile

yummymummyreally Fri 22-Mar-13 10:02:05

In case you missed the news, Google Reader is closing down. To find out what alternatives you have for following blogs, please check out my post on the subject!

Goodbye Google Reader!


FiveHoursSleep Fri 22-Mar-13 16:29:12

Month Two of Brace Watch

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